About

Hi, I’m Betsy.

Here I write about both hope and sorrow, both excitement and disappointment, both humility and pride. For me, it’s always both/and.

Mostly, I write about pediatric cancer, but when we are lucky and cancer isn’t bossing us around, I write about normal shitty things too. Someday cancer will be so far in the rearview I will only write about normal shitty things and then I’ll have a #normalshitty following and then I’ll have really made it.

My hope is that even in the hard, my writing will remind you there is always a silver lining. The silver lining won’t ever be rainbows and butterflies around here. Mostly, the silver lining is not that it feels good, it is just that we are here, sojourning together.


Here are some good posts to start with (because they are popular:


the inevitable nature of snowflakes

The sun wasn’t much past rising. All the snowflakes in the air reflected the light in a way that made it seem later than it was. I walked into the dark kitchen and looked out…

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Here’s to less weight in 2020!

If you want to loose weight this year, I’m with you. I know. It’s so uncouth. The Body Positivity and Female Empowerment movements would have my head. It’s not about weight! Love the skin your…

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